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Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty

Known as: Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), PTCA (percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty), Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty [PTCA] 
A procedure to open an occluded coronary artery, performed by percutaneous introduction of a catheter into a peripheral (usually femoral) artery… Expand
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Highly Cited
2002
Highly Cited
2002
BACKGROUND As compared with thrombolytic therapy, primary percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) in acute… Expand
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
BACKGROUND PTCA of a coronary stenosis without documented ischemia at noninvasive stress testing is often performed, but its… Expand
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
BACKGROUND Endothelial vasodilator dysfunction is a characteristic feature of patients at risk for coronary atherosclerosis… Expand
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Highly Cited
2000
Highly Cited
2000
OBJECTIVES We sought to elucidate the long-term prognostic importance of angiographic no-reflow phenomenon after percutaneous… Expand
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Highly Cited
1997
Highly Cited
1997
OBJECTIVES This study sought to compare procedural and clinical outcomes of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA… Expand
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Highly Cited
1996
Highly Cited
1996
BACKGROUND Restenosis occurs after 30% to 50% of transcatheter coronary procedures; however, the natural history and… Expand
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Review
1995
Review
1995
The acute coronary syndromes, including unstable angina and acute myocardial infarction, currently constitute a major… Expand
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Highly Cited
1993
Highly Cited
1993
BACKGROUND Severity of coronary artery stenosis has been defined in terms of geometric dimensions, pressure gradient-flow… Expand
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Highly Cited
1993
Highly Cited
1993
BACKGROUND The success of thrombolytic therapy for acute myocardial infarction is limited by bleeding complications, the… Expand
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Highly Cited
1979
Highly Cited
1979
In percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty, a catheter system is introduced through a systemic artery under local… Expand
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